Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Auction: Top buys across categories

The auction for the seventh edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2019 was held on April 8 and 9 in Mumbai and a total of 200 players were signed across the two days. Here, we classify the the top buys based on their price tags and categories.

Siddharth Desai, who emerged as the top buy at the Pro kabaddi League 2019 auction, racked up 218 points in his first Pro Kabaddi season with U Mumba. (File Photo)   -  Special Arrangement

The auction for the seventh edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2019 was held on April 8 and 9 in Mumbai and a total of 200 players were signed across the two days.

The 12 teams spent a total of ₹50 crore to build their teams and Telugu Titans' Siddharth Desai emerged as the biggest buy of the auction for ₹1.45 crore.

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Here, we classify the the top buys based on their price tags and categories.

Top 5 Domestic Players

Rank

Player Name

Price In INR

Team

1

Siddharth Desai

1.45 crore

Telugu Titans

2

Nitin Tomar

1.20 crore

Puneri Paltans FBM

3

Rahul Chaudhari

94 lakhs

Tamil Talaivas

4

Monu Goyat

93 lakhs

U.P.Yodhas

5

Sandeep Narwal

89 lakhs

UMumba

 

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Top 5 International Players

Rank

Player Name

Price in INR

Team

Nationality

1

Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh

77.75 lakhs

Bengal Warriors

Iran

2

Abozar Mohajermighani

75 lakhs

Telugu Titans


Iran

3

Jang Kun Lee

40 lakhs

Patna Pirates

Republic of Korea

4

Mohammad Esmaiel Maghsodhu

35 lakhs

Patna Pirates

Iran

5

Dong Geon Lee

25 lakhs

U Mumba

Republic of Korea

 

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Top 5 Raiders Category A

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Siddharth Desai

1.45 crore

Telugu Titans

2

Nitin Tomar

1.20 crore

Puneri Paltan

3

Rahul Cahudhary

94 lakhs

Tamil Thalaivas

4

Monu Goyat

93 lakhs

U.P.Yodhas

5

Prashant K Rai

77 lakhs

Haryana Steelers


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Top 5 Category B Players

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Manjeet

63 Lakhs

Puneri Paltan

2

K. Prapanjan

55.5 Lakhs

Bengal Warriors

3

Mohit Chillar

45 Lakhs

Tamil Thailaivas

4

Vijay

41 Lakhs

Dabang Delhi

5

Dharmaraj Cheralathan

38.5 Lakhs

Haryana Steelers

 

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Top 5 Raiders Category B

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Manjeet

63 lakhs

Puneri Paltan

2

K Prapanjan

55.5 lakhs

Bengal Warriors

3

Mohit Chhillar

45 lakhs

Tamil Thalaivas

4

Rohit Baliyan

35 Lakhs

U Mumba

5

Pawan Kumar Baliyan

20 lakhs

Puneri Paltan

 

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Top 5 Defenders Category A

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Mahinder Singh

80 lakhs

Bengaluru Bulls

2

Surender Nada

77 lakhs

Patna Pirates

3

Parvesh Bhainswal

75 lakhs

Gujarat Fortunegiants

4

Ravinder Pahal

61 lakhs

Dabang Delhi K.C

5

Vishal Bharadwaj

60 lakhs

Telugu Titans

 

Top 5 Defenders Category B

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Vishal Mane

28.5 lakhs

Dabang Delhi K.C

2

Dharmaraj Cheranlathan

38.5 lakhs

Haryana Steelers

3

Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi

30.5 lakhs

Gujarat Fortunegiants

4

Ravi Kumar

20 lakhs

Haryana Steelers

5

Sunil Siddhgavali

20 lakhs

Jaipur Pink Panthers

 

Top 5 All-rounders Category A and B

Rank

Player Name

Price

Team

1

Sandeep Narwal

89 lakhs

U Mumba

2

Ran Singh

55Lakhs

Tamil Thalaivas

3

Vijay

41 lakhs

Dabang Delhi K.C

4

Vinod Kumar

26 lakhs

Gujarat Fortunegiants

5

Rohit Gulia

25 lakhs

Gujarat Fortunegiants


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Team

Players Retained via FBM

Bengaluru Bulls

Mahender Singh

Dabang Delhi K.C

Chandran Ranjit and Ravinder Pahal

Patna Pirates

Jaideep

Puneri Paltan

Nitin Tomar and Girish Ernak

Telugu Titans

Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar

U Mumba

Rohit Baliyan

Gujarat Fortunegiants

Parvesh Bhainswal

U.P Yoddha

Rishank Devadiga and Shrikant Jadhav